Guide to Getting a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

If you have been a victim of domestic violence or have reason to fear abuse or violent treatment on the part of your spouse, significant other, a family member or even a roommate, you may be able to obtain a domestic violence restraining order. With an order of protection in place, you will be able to experience a degree of relief in knowing that the abuser is legally prohibited from contacting you or coming anywhere near you. He or she will have to surrender possession of the shared home to you, you can secure temporary child custody and perhaps support payments, and the abuser will be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm.

Unfortunately, the process of obtaining a domestic violence restraining order is not as simple as it might be. Many people who go to court in an attempt to secure an order are denied in their requests, while in other cases a temporary order is overturned when it ought to be extended and converted into a permanent order. You have too much at stake in the situation to take any chances with the outcome, and it is in your best interests to work with an experienced Torrance divorce lawyer.

Come to Patricia Barberis, A Law Corporation for help. Our founding attorney, Patricia Barberis, has recently authored a guide to getting a domestic violence restraining order. Take the time now to read through the guide to learn about the process and get a better idea of what to expect in your own case. Then, contact us for an initial consultation and to take the first steps in your case.